The family of a man who killed himself by jumping from his 12th floor flat to avoid arrest said his death could have been prevented.By not arresting him, perhaps?
Can’t see that one going down too well…
The grandfather, was due to be arrested by police after an alleged assault on his ex-partner’s new boyfriend the previous day.Well, actually, I think it went wrong when he allegedly assaulted the new boyfriend, to be accurate…
Speaking after an inquest jury had reached a verdict of suicide at Chelmsford’s County Hall, Mr Stenning’s brother, Michael, said: “I do think his death could have been prevented and the police over-reacted. There was more good than bad in my brother.
“I think it should have been an open verdict. I am not condoning what he did, but it went wrong from the minute the police went through the front door.”
Following his death, Essex Police’s Professional Standards department launched an investigation, and as a result, the two officers involved were given “words of advice” .Information such as ‘Better be under the window with a large net when the entry is made’..?
Coroner, Caroline Beasley-Murray, said she would write to police informing them not all the information and intelligence on Mr Stenning was available to the arresting officers when it should have been.